DC Super Hero Girls Animated Shorts Now On YouTube: New Shorts Every Thursday

DC Super Hero Girls Animated Shorts Now On YouTube: New Shorts Every Thursday

DC Super Hero Girls Animated Shorts Now On YouTube: New Shorts Every Thursday

Warner Bros. Animation and DC Comics are now releasing brand new animated shorts based on the upcoming DC Super Hero Girls series coming to Cartoon Network USA this year. New episodes are released every Thursday on the DC Super Hero Girls YouTube channel, the first new animated short called “Super Sleeper” was released on Thursday 17th January. The first short “The Late Batsby” which was released theatrically preceding Teen Titans Go! To The Movies premiered on YouTube on 10th January.

In the animated short “Super Sleeper”, Barbara Gordon (aka Batgirl) hosts a sleepover and finds out that Kara (aka Supergirl) “sleep-flies” in her sleep and tries to stop her from flying into danger. In the first animated short which was released “The Great Batsby” – Batgirl is desperate for adventure and can’t wait to join Wonder Woman, Supergirl and the rest of the gang as they attempt to stop Mr Freeze’s latest sinister plot, but one problem, she’s late, but is she?.

DC Super Hero Girls was first introduced as an animated shorts series on YouTube in 2015 and a total of five seasons have been produced so far. Following the success of the shorts and the TV special – “DC Super Hero Girls: Super Hero High”, Warner Bros. Animation decided to make a TV series adaptation with a revised art style for both the shorts and the TV series. Warner Bros. Animation also hired Lauren Faust (best known for her work on Cartoon Network’s Foster’s Home For Imaginary Friends and Hasbro’s My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic) the as series developer, producer, writer and character designer of the new TV series and has given the DC Super Hero Girls a brand new look. The brand new shorts offers an insight into what the new series will look like.

The new DC Super Hero Girls series follows not-so-typical teenagers Diana, Kara, Barbara better known by their superhero names Wonder Woman, Supergirl and Batgirl. While not in school, they’re busy protecting the city of Metropolis from some of the most fearsome supervillians of the DC Comics Universe. Being a teenaged superhero isn’t easy, especially as they have to balance their time between a social life, their families, their studies and saving the city. Other members of the DC Super Hero Girls include Bumblebee, Zatanna and the Green Lantern.

DC Super Hero Girls: The Late Batsby Short

DC Super Hero Girls: Super Sleeper Short

Video introducing Batgirl:

Video introducing Wonder Woman:



Cartoon Network Brazil’s New Young Adult Programming Block: CN Off-Air

Cartoon Network Brazil's New Young Adult Programming Block: CN Off-Air

Cartoon Network Latin America’s New Young Adult Programming Block: CN Off-Air

Starting from today (Monday 5th November), Cartoon Network Latin America will be airing a brand new programming block aimed at young adults – CN Off-Air. According to Adriana Alcântara, senior director of content and national production for Cartoon Network Brazil, the channel has high ratings in 18-24 year old demographic, many of the young adults who watch the channel also grew up watching the channel and continue to enjoy the channel’s output.

The programming block features 100% Brazilian-originated animated shorts mixed-in with scheduled programming and will air from 10pm every Monday. During the block, Cartoon Network will be showcasing colourless lined animated shorts featuring the characters from classic Cartoon Network shows such as Dexter’s Laboratory and more recent shows such as Adventure Time. Animated shorts include A liga da procrastinação (The Procrastination League) featuring Uncle Grandpa; Regular Show’s Mordecai and Rigby; and Richard Watterson from The Amazing World of Gumball and Promessas de vilões (Promises of Villains) which features the villains from various Cartoon Network shows.


Toontorial Premieres On Cartoon Network Latin America’s YouTube Channel On 20th October

Toontorial Premieres On Cartoon Network Latin America's YouTube Channel On 20th October

Toontorial Premieres On Cartoon Network Latin America’s YouTube Channel On 20th October

This Saturday (20th October) at 10am, Cartoon Network Latin America’s YouTube channel will premiere their newest animated short series – Toontorial. Toontorial features humorous animated tutorials for simple everyday tasks but with ridiculously nonsensical and unnecessary instructions, an given example is finding a cyclops to open a can of beans or how to take care of a pet if it’s a dinosaur, or even how to pack battle-axe in a bag. The brand new animated shorts series is created by Axur Eneas made by Mexico City-based stop-motion animation studio – Cinema Fantasma. Toontorial was originally going to premiere on Cartoon Network Latin America’s YouTube channel on 6th October.

Toontorial was the winning project from Cartoon Network’s pitching competition at Pixelatl 2017 – Pitch Me Evolution. Axur Eneas was inspired by how-to tutorial videos on YouTube and guides on Wikihow and is a parody based on his own experiences of when learning basic tasks. Axur is inspired by animated shows featuring mixed-media for example – Cartoon Network’s The Amazing World of Gumball or Nickelodeon’s Kablam!, he approached Roy and Arturo Ambriz at Cinema Fantasma to help produce the stop-motion element of his new series. Cinema Fantasma previously produced six stop-motion short films for Cartoon Network Latin America featuring characters from Adventure Time, Regular Show, Steven Universe, The Amazing World of Gumball, Uncle Grandpa and Clarence, the short films have been used as fillers between shows on the Cartoon Network Latin America television channel.


For the short-form animated series, Axur does script-writing, character design, storyboard, animatics, all the 2d animation, puppet designs and editing on his own, but he made sure that the main character of Toontorial has a simplistic design so he can focus more on the other aspects of production. In addition to the shorts, Cartoon Network Latin America has been uploading Toontorial comic strips on social media.

Earlier this year, Axur and Studio Fantasma finished production on the pilot, which was funded by the $7,500 USD cash prize from the Pitch Me Evolution pitching competition, earlier this year, both signed a contract with Cartoon Network for a 16-episode first season, with new episodes premiering every two weeks, Auxr was surprised by this, as he was only expected to make ten episodes.